With more than 17 of years of experience performing cosmetic and medically corrective permanent-makeup services, Ashley Swain effortlessly marries a keen aesthetic sensibility with technical proficiency. When she isn't training professionals or leading seminars on permanent makeup for such organizations as the Dermatological Society and the Parkinson's Foundation, she performs each procedure personally. Her palette includes an extensive array of pigments, which allows her to create natural-looking eyebrows, distinguished beauty marks, and fully defined liplines. In addition to virtually eliminating the need for daily makeup applications, her treatments can also help hide the appearance of surgical scars or pockmarks left by ill-advised molten-lava facials.
Instead of remaining in one location, Ashley lends her services to three of the area's permanent-makeup facilities, each of which boasts a full staff as well as an arsenal of medical-grade digital technology.
Fluctuations in stress levels and health often go often hand in hand, and addressing one without the other can mask but not eliminate problems. Knowing this, the staff of licensed massage therapists and aestheticians at Absolute Wellness Spa works to cultivate a tranquil environment in which relaxing treatments address both bodily and mental health at the same time. Those treatments, which include massages, healing acupuncture, and mud wraps, draw on Western medical practices and Eastern philosophy to better approach wellness issues from a variety of angles. In the studio, quiet music plays to relax patrons, and fountains burble softly like a scuba diver trying to tell a secret.
Salon W and Spa burnishes bodies from bangs to toenail using brand-name products. Skin rules inside the spa's private treatment rooms, where aestheticians draw inner beauty outward with glycolic peels, skin-resurfacing facials, and Jan Marini skincare products. On the salon floor, stylists add dimension to locks with highlights backed by haircare products from Davines and Bumble and bumble. Massages come in seven editions, from an aromatherapy version that includes fragrant essential oils to a hot-stone variety that both melts the tension in clients' backs and warms the pies in their overalls.
Since 1974, Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers' dedicated instructors have edified spa and salon hopefuls in the tricks of the beauty-boosting trade. Under the watchful eye of a seasoned professional, each soon-to-be beautician performs a variety of services on visitors to earn the certification of a license massage therapist or the gilded epaulettes of an aesthetician. At both the Hollywood and Miami Beach locations, clients can help students achieve their goals by simply indulging in rejuvenating facials, stylish cuts and colors, and relaxing rubdowns.
Elite Rejuvenation owner and certified ARNP Veronica Hexter combats signs of aging and revitalizes skin with services tailored to each client's individual needs. Clients infuse their faces with youthful vigor through wrinkle-fighting Botox injections, dermal fillers, and chemical peels—or shed excess fat with hormone-therapy weight-loss programs.
Recently featured in Palm Beach Illustrated, Beauté Therapies revives complexions and eases muscle tension with a relaxing menu of anti-age skin treatments and calming massages. After waiting cozily in cushioned banquettes with autumnally hued pillows, guests can saunter past the spa’s modish hanging lights to a private massage room, where tense backs and knotted extremities are soothed with a Swedish massage. The 50-minute session uses long, flowing arm strokes to promote circulation before a dermo body glow employs eos products to exfoliate and moisturize dehydrated skin with an anti-aging peel wrap. The 30-minute treatment cultivates smoothness while lifting dead epidermal cells and forgotten slices of pizza seamlessly from skin, resulting in a fresh, revitalized glow.